The health and safety of our patrons, artists, and staff remain our top priority.

As of March 6, 2022, masks, proof of vaccination and tests are no longer required at Wharton Center for performances, unless noted below.

Protocols can change at any time and ticket holders are requested to check the event page for up-to-date requirements closer to the event date. 

COVID-19 Safety Policy

As a presenter, Wharton Center will implement all COVID-19 protocols as required by each artist/show agreement. 

COVID-19 health and safety protocols continue to evolve. Please review the event page for specific requirements per performance. 

COVID-19 related health protocols that may be in effect at the time of performance, including some or all of the following, without limitation, require:

  • mask or face coverings
  • proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 or proof of a negative COVID-19 Test (within 24-72 hours prior to show time), temperature checks
  • confirmation of no known symptoms of and exposure to COVID-19

Wharton Center reserves the right to unilaterally make changes to health protocols according to updated public health guidance, law, or regulations of MSU Administration. Any visitors, including ticket holders who do not comply with any COVID-19 related health protocol, may be required to leave the theater, and their ticket will not be refunded.

Wharton Center will communicate our policies directly with the person who made the ticket purchase. It is the responsibility of the ticket purchaser to communicate COVID-19 safety protocols to whomever they may be providing tickets.

If a patron becomes ill, they may contact the Ticket Office for a refund up to three days prior to the scheduled event. Tickets purchased from a third party cannot be refunded by Wharton Center. 

Wharton Center is currently selling tickets at full capacity and will not have physically distanced seating in our theatres.

Wharton Center's response to COVID-19

Wharton Center staff and volunteers are required to be vaccinated or have received an exemption.

Patrons who do not comply with COVID-19 policies will not be permitted entry into the facility or may be escorted out of the facility.

Enhanced cleaning procedures are in place.

Wharton Center’s HVAC system has been tested and balanced using Merv13 filters.

Restrooms have been updated with touchless toilets and sinks, and hand sanitizing dispensers are available throughout the theatre lobbies.

Assisted Listening Devices will be available; however, patrons are encouraged to bring their own headsets.

For the latest information from MSU regarding COVID-19, visit msu.edu/together-we-will.

Contact the Wharton Center Ticket Office at wharton@msu.edu with any questions or concerns.